The State Government has re-affirmed its support for the purchase of the Sari Club site in Bali, where 88 Australians tragically lost their lives during the 2002 Bali Bombings.
The Bali Peace Park Association (BPPA) has been campaigning for nearly a decade to purchase the site and plans to build a memorial site in memory of the victims of the 2002 and 2005 Bali bombings.
The previous State Government allocated $50,000 in 2011 and the additional $10,000 takes the State Government’s total contribution to $60,000.
In 2002, 202 people tragically lost their lives, including 88 Australians, when a bomb was detonated in the popular Kuta night spot.
As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:
“The 2002 Bali Bombings was an event that will be forever etched in the psyche of our State and our nation.
“We will continue to honour the 88 Australians, including 16 Western Australians, who lost their lives and believe the Bali Peace Park memorial is an appropriate way to recognise this tragedy.
“Providing additional funding to support the Bali Peace Park Association in its quest to Purchase the Sri Club site is the least the State Government can do.
“We recognise the Association’s work over the course of nearly a decade to build a memorial park on the site to honour those who so tragically lost their lives, and hope the funding will assist them in their plans.”
As stated by Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski:
“The West Australians taken from their families and friends on that terrible day cannot be forgotten.
“I’m proud to support the work of the Bali Peace Park Association and their plans to build the memorial park, ensuring the people whose lives were lost will continue to be remembered.
“I look forward to supporting this dedicated community group and seeing their work come to fruition in the years to come.”